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David Silbey

Adj. Associate Professor and Associate Director Cornell in Washington

Educational Background

  • BA, Cornell University
  • MA and Ph.D, Duke University

Website(s)

Overview

I specialize in the industrialized total wars of the 20th century and the asymmetric responses (guerrilla warfare, insurgency, and terrorism) to those wars that evolved after 1945. I have written books on the British Army in World War I, the Philippine-American War, and the Boxer Rebellion in China.

Departments/Programs

  • History

Research

Military History

Publications

My 2017 publications are:

"A Match is Nothing Without a Fuse; A Fuse is Nothing Without a Bomb: Starting Two Wars, 1898-1899" Foreign Policy Research Institute, May 2017  and,

"Alexander Hamilton, Soldier." MHQ : The Quarterly Journal of Military History 29, no. 3 (Spring, 2017): 38-45.


I’m currently working on editing the chapters for Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai and David Silbey, eds., Wars Civil and Great: A Comparative Analysis of the American Civil War and World War One, which is scheduled to be published by University of Alabama Press in 2018.